There’s nothing like a delicious Vegan Pizza on Friday night to kick off your weekend!
We made the pizza sauce from scratch, but you can always buy ready-made pizza sauce to save time. Of course, then you’ll get all the added sugar that comes with it (and everything else they throw in). When you make your own sauce, you’ll know what every ingredient is, and it only takes a few extra minutes to prepare.
This recipe makes enough for 2 to 3 vegan pizzas depending on how much sauce you like on your pizza. You can cut the ingredients in half by reducing the serving size to 8 slices, or you’ll have leftover sauce.
You can get really creative with vegan pizza toppings. You really can’t go wrong. Some other toppings to consider: tempeh bacon, beefy crumbles, peppers, olives, roasted garlic, sliced tomatoes, etc.
The serving size is based on the traditional pie shaped pizza slice, but Amelia, being from Chicago, likes to cut them into squares. You’ll get about 16 pieces when you do it Chicago-style.
You can make your own pizza crust, too, but that takes a lot of extra time. We chose to buy a pre-made whole wheat crust from Whole Foods. You can buy whatever type you like, but it may change the nutritional facts.
Skip the vegan cheese to make it oil free. Use a gluten free crust to make the recipe gluten free.
Enjoy this with a delicious side salad for a little extra leafy green roughage.
If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant based eating.
- 2 cups strained tomatoes or sauce, we like Pomi boxes
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 1/2 tbsp oregano chopped
- 1 tsp garlic jar minced
- 1 tsp paprika ground
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp fennel seeds crushed, not ground
- 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 pizza crusts whole wheat
- 1 cup mushrooms sliced
- 2 cup spinach fresh, torn
- 1 cup vegan cheese shredded (optional)
- Add strained tomatoes and tomato paste to a large mixing bowl. Stir well to evenly mix.
- Prepare the mushrooms, spinach and any other veggies you want on your pizza. Be creative.
- Lightly spray your pizza or baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Place the pizza crust on your baking sheet and cover evenly with sauce. Use about 3/4 to 1 cup of sauce per pizza. I like a lot of sauce so I used a cup.
- Add the (optional) shredded cheese of your choice and spread evenly. We used Daiya cheddar style shreds.
- Add your veggies and spread evenly.
Serving size is 1/3 of a standard size pizza.
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